green cooling initiative: Government Institution

Kenya - Climate Change Directorate

The Climate Change Directorate is a department of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Kenya.


A clean, healthy, safe and sustainably managed environment and Natural resources  


To facilitate good governance in the protection, restoration, conservation, development and management of the environment and natural resources for equitable and sustainable development.


To protect, conserve and manage the environment and natural resources for socio-economic development

Core Values

  1. Sustainable Development
  2. Honesty and Integrity
  3. Human Dignity
  4. Teamwork and focus on results
  5. Innovativeness
  6. Equity
  7. Participatory Approach

Guiding Principles

  1. A Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment
  2. A Right to Development
  3. Ecosystem Approach
  4. Total Economic Value
  5. The Principle of Sustainable Use
  6. Inter- and Intra-generational Equity
  7. Public Participation and Inclusivity Principle
  8. The Principle of Subsidiarity
  9. The Precautionary Principle
  10. The Polluter Pays Principle
  11. International Cooperation
  12. Good Governance
  13. 3R- Reduce, Re-use, recycle